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‘March Against  the Madness,’ gun buyback program in works for May 18

‘March Against the Madness,’ gun buyback program in works for May 18

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Bringing people together and working toward a solution against gun violence and domestic abuse will be the focus of a “March Against the Madness” set for May 18. It is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. from Derbyshire Park near Hope Fellowship Church in Daytona Beach. Bishop Derek T. Triplett, […]

AIDS network to host ‘I Am My Brothers/Sisters Keeper’ conference

AIDS network to host ‘I Am My Brothers/Sisters Keeper’ conference

The Minority AIDS Network of Volusia/Flagler is hosting the “I Am My Brother/Sister’s Keeper” Conference from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 30 at Bethune-Cookman University’s L. Gale Lemerand School of Nursing, 739 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. The keynote speaker is HIV/AIDS activist and Jacksonville native Renee’ LadyByrd Burgess.  The mother of […]

DAYTONA TIMES OUT & ABOUT

DAYTONA TIMES OUT & ABOUT

One more glance at Bike Week 2013 Bike Week 2013 kicked off on March 8 and culminated on March 17. Photographer Duane Fernandez captured the images of bikers having a grand time the last weekend of the annual event. The heart of Bike Week activities in Black Daytona occur on Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard […]

Southern governor breaks with the past

Southern governor breaks with the past

There are some painful things from my childhood in segregated Tuscaloosa, Ala., that I will never forget. At the top of the list is Gov. George C. Wallace’s June 11, 1963 “Stand in the School House Door” at the University of Alabama. I had just completed my sophomore year at Druid High School when Wallace […]

Being moral only when it’s convenient

Being moral only when it’s convenient

As a result of Ohio’s Republican Senator Rob Portman’s declaration last week that he now supports homosexual marriage, I am once again compelled to ask: Why are Christians and conservatives constantly apologizing for what they believe? Portman said he changed his position because his son told him that he was homosexual. Typically, I would not […]

Credit check can be barrier to job or promotion

Credit check can be barrier to job or promotion

As Black America continues to struggle with high unemployment rates, a new research report by Demos, a public policy organization titled, “Discredited: How employment credit checks keep qualified workers out of a job,’’ unveils how the use of credit history in employment decisions is often leaving people of color in the unemployment lines. Among employers […]

Trayvon Martin: One year later

Trayvon Martin: One year later

“We’re here to let the community, and particularly teenagers, know that they have a right to walk in peace without being followed, without being harmed and without being killed.” – Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin A year has passed since that awful day last Feb. 26 when 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed […]

Cancer survivors to take runway at March 30 fashion show

Cancer survivors to take runway at March 30 fashion show

Guests will have a fresh take on cancer awareness, jazzed up by cancer survivors modeling for the “Phenomenal Woman” breast cancer awareness fashion show. These are people we know and have no idea that they are cancer survivors. Cynthia Black, a former professional runway model, debuts the show, bringing awareness to her passion for helping […]

Campbell Middle students complete banking program

Campbell Middle students complete banking program

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Campbell Middle School recently celebrated the graduation of 12 of its students from the Money Smart Banking Program presented by Food Brings Home and the United Way of Volusia & Flagler Counties’ “Campaign for Working Families.” Money Smart Banking is an interactive banking program designed to teach students how to […]

B-CU to present 23rd Humanities Advisory Council Seminar

B-CU to present 23rd Humanities Advisory Council Seminar

The 23rd Annual Humanities Advisory Council Seminar will be held March 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the President’s Dining Room of the Center for Civic Engagement at Bethune-Cookman University. This year’s event focuses on four values – responsibility, compassion, humility, and commitment. Four guest speakers have been chosen by the planning committee […]